Social media is a great tool that allows you to stay in touch with family and friends, as well as engage with online communities that are relevant to you – whether personal or professional. Keep your experience with social media positive and be proactive in protecting yourself and keeping your information safe by following these tips below.
One of the most basic things you can do to protect your information is to create strong passwords for all your accounts, including any social media platforms you use.
What is a strong password? A strong password is one that:
In an increasingly digital world, it’s understandable that you want to share major life events with your online community, especially if that’s how you stay in touch with family and friends. However, think twice about what you’re posting. Don’t post things like:
Before you post a photo, stop and think. Consider the following:
While not foolproof, having strong security settings is an important part of protecting your information online. This goes beyond the password tips we shared earlier and includes:
Social media is always evolving, so it’s important to stay current on what kinds of scams are trending and emerging so you can protect your personal information. As a trusted financial partner, we make it a priority to share this information with our members and the communities we serve regularly.
To learn more about scams and how you can protect your identity and your information, check out the security section of our blog.